Certificate III in Health Services Assistance

Duration Up to 6 months Full Time or Part Time equivalent
National CodeHLT33115
TAFE SA CodeTP00868
Example Career ProfilePatient Care AssistantPatient Care Assistant
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Description

This course aims to equip you with the skills to provide safe, high-quality care to clients in a range of settings under supervision. You may gain employment in a range of direct client care settings including hospitals and aged care facilities. It provides an excellent foundation for studies in allied health, aged care, disability and nursing.

Locations

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Campus / Delivery Study Mode Application
Mount BarkerOn & Off CampusOpening 13 Aug 2018

Course Admission Requirements

  • No course admission requirements, however, students wishing to access WorkReady funding will be required to demonstrate satisfactory reading, writing and numeracy skills.
If there are more applications for this course than places available, applicants will be ranked by Date of application
If you have a verified disability/medical condition and require additional support to demonstrate satisfactory reading, writing and numeracy skills please contact Student Services prior to applying to discuss your needs. To be eligible for support you must provide medical documentation to verify your disability/medical condition.

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Campus / Delivery Study Mode Application
Mount Barker Workplace Opening 13 Aug 2018

Course Admission Requirements

  • You must be working in a related industry and provide evidence of this when you enrol.
If there are more applications for this course than places available, applicants will be ranked by Date of application
If you have a verified disability/medical condition and require additional support to demonstrate satisfactory reading, writing and numeracy skills please contact Student Services prior to applying to discuss your needs. To be eligible for support you must provide medical documentation to verify your disability/medical condition.

Important Information

  • Applications are processed through Mount Barker campus, however, study is a blend of online learning and attendance at workshop delivery for some units. Workshops are held at various campus locations in both metropolitan and regional areas. To complete this course you must have access to an internet enabled computer (e.g. at home or local library). You'll be supported & guided in your learning through interaction with skilled lecturers who will be in regular contact.
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Employment Outcomes

Nursing assistant, nursing support worker, patient service attendant, patient support assistant, patient care assistant, orderly, theatre support, ward assistant, wardsperson, ward support.

Note: Completion of a TAFE SA course does not guarantee an employment outcome. Formal requirements other than educational qualifications (eg licensing, professional registration), may apply to some occupations.

Qualifications & Skills Covered

Certificate III in Health Services Assistance (HLT33115)
Skills covered include communication, working with diverse people, healthy body systems, infection prevention and control, workplace safety, medical terminology and organisation. To complete the qualification you are required to complete all 7 core units and 8 elective units plus at least 80 hours of work as detailed in the Assessment Requirements of the units of competency must be completed.

Note: Students who successfully complete only one or more units of competency but not the full Qualification are eligible to receive a Statement of Attainment.

Fees

The TAFE SA qualification is subsidised through the Government of South Australia's WorkReady initiative. To access subsidised training through WorkReady, your suitability to complete the qualification will be assessed. This may include participation in a Language, Literacy and Numeracy pre-assessment.